I don't mind anyone using the material...the only reason I copywrighted the one piece is because it took years to write and is deeply personal...and unfortunately, I know that there are str8 christians who visit this website in an effort to study us and 'save' us. I just don't want my life to be co-opted by someone who is not really being honest.
All of the scenarios are likewise true experiences. I agree that all of them represent violence. The heart transplant and the wandering child are examples of redemptive violence for me, but we have to be careful because many people see dropping bombs as redemptive violence. The idea of redemptive violence puts Christians on a slippery slope.
For me, I have worked it out somewhat theologically based in Christ's words on the cross, "It is finished." I take that to mean that no longer should we have to kill or do violence toward the innocent (or toward anyone) if we accept the fullness and completeness of God's redemption. But, are we as humans ever capable of accepting it fully & completely? There is plenty of room for conversation!
More comments, I am very interested in other opinions!
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...